SCA employees to sail ÅF Offshore Race

  • Press release

SCA, a leading global hygiene and forest products company, participates also this year with two boats in the ÅF Offshore Race. The crew consists of 14 SCA employees from nine different countries, and the participation is part of the build up to this fall’s start of the Volvo Ocean Race, where SCA competes with Team SCA and an all-female crew.

Following last year's participation in the ÅF Offshore Race the interest among SCA’s employees remained strong to once again take the opportunity to compete in this classic ocean race around the Swedish island of Gotland. A large number of employees took advantage of the invitation to be part of the crew.14 participants have now been selected to represent the company. The 14 employees will compete with the boats "SCA Nature" with a male crew and "SCA People" with a female crew. They will compete in ORCi.

The selection criteria were set to create a crew with the highest possible diversity of nationalities and with global business unit representation, while the participants should have good sailing experience to ensure the highest safety on board and a good racing spirit in the team. The main race starts in down town Stockholm on Sunday June 29, sailing non-stop through the archipelago past the island of Sandhamn, out on to the open seas around the island of Gotland and heading for the finish at Sandhamn about 2-3 days later. And the participants are:

  1. Didac Banus Brunet, Spain
  2. Karin Stübner, Sweden
  3. Yannick Poisson, France
  4. Sofia Lind, Sweden
  5. Tamas Ovad, Hungary
  6. Anne Sporre Thorburn, Sweden
  7. Marcin Kurek, Russia
  8. Andrea Steffens, Germany
  9. Mats Persson, Sweden
  10. Ottilia von Chrismar, Germany
  11. Evaggelos Kokkinos, Germany
  12. Melba Maldonado Riveroll, Mexico
  13. Wesley Chiu, China
  14. Brian Grahovac, USA

Picture of the SCA Team ÅF Offshore Race, boats SCA Nature and SCA People, and picture from ÅF Offshore Race.

For further information, please contact:
Boo Ehlin, VP Media Relations, +46 8 788 51 36